Robins and Townset for big derby game on Saturday, December 5

PUBLISHED: 09:01 26 November 2009 | UPDATED: 12:23 10 June 2010

LOCAL Football followers are in for a treat a week on Saturday when Exmouth Town and Budleigh lock horns at Southern Road in a Graddon Vending Devon Premier Cup 4th round tie, writes Steve Birley.

LOCAL Football followers are in for a treat a week on Saturday when Exmouth Town and Budleigh lock horns at Southern Road in a Graddon Vending Devon Premier Cup 4th round tie, writes Steve Birley.

Budleigh finally managed to play their twice postponed 3rd Round tie with fellow Peninsula League side Bickleigh on Saturday and, helped by a Danny Williams brace, sealed a 4-2 victory and that derby game in Exmouth on Saturday week.

The fact that the game was played at all, on a miserable afternoon for football, is testament to the superb pitch at Greenway Lane and, indeed, the skills of the ground staff.

The 90 minutes of football, played out in constant driving rain and a fierce wind, was superbly officiated by Referee Mr Roger Mills.

The man in the middle allowed the game to flow throughout and served up an outstanding performance.

After the Mid Devon side had taken an early lead, Williams restored parity.

Tim Nield fired home a 40 yard, wind-assisted free-kick to send the Robins into the break leading 2-1.

The Mid Devon side equalised early in the second half before two goals in five minutes on around the hour mark sealed victory.

First, the impressive Williams skipped away down the right flank before crossing for Scott Howarth to head home and then Williams ran clear, rounded the keeper, and tucked the ball away to complete the scoring.

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